11.13.2021

saturday 9

 




Without You

1) Nilsson sings that he can't forget this evening. Did anything happen this evening (or last night, if you're answering during the day) that you expect you'll recall for a long time? two dear friends of mine directed their first high school musical--neither of them has directorial experience--and it was a very fun opening night.  It's always fun when a production comes together.

2) In the 1960s, he worked in a very "un-rock-star" job: computer programmer in a bank. Looking over your career, have you more often worked in or out of an office setting? I've never worked in an office
 
3) He fibbed to get the job, telling the bank he'd graduated from high school when in reality, he was a drop out. Have you ever fudged a fact on your resume? no

4) The bank found out the truth but was so pleased with Nilsson's personality and performance they kept him on. Tell us about a friend or loved one's misbehavior that you have overlooked. I have friends and family on the opposite political spectrum--we simply don't discuss it

5) Before finding success as a singer, Nilsson was a songwriter. He composed "Cuddly Toy," recorded by the Monkees. Do you have a favorite Monkees song?
  today I'll go with "Daydream Believer"
 
6) In 1976 Nilsson married Una O'Keeffe. They met in a New York restaurant, where she was a waitress. He asked her about her accent -- she was from Dublin -- and a romance ensued. While the waitress and the rock star seemed like an unlikely couple, they remained together until his death in 1994 and had six children. Do you know how your parents (or grandparents) met? my grandparents met on the train, they were each in a group of friends on their way to a dance and the groups mingled
 
7) Nilsson was a night owl and found he felt most creative late at night, right before he fell asleep. When are you at your best: morning, noon or night? I used to be a night owl but now I'm a morning person

8) In 1972, the year "Without You" was a hit, Alice Clark Browne made history as the first African American 
aerialist to perform with Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus. Did you ever attend the circus? I think my class went when we were in 4th or 5th grade
 
9) Random question -- Think about last week. Would you prefer this week to be more exciting, or more boring? more boring

7 comments:

  1. More boring? Now I'm wondering why.

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  2. overlooking political beliefs is a good way to keep a friendship.

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  3. We have a group of friends, most of us are aligned politically but a few are not. So we have a "no politics" rule.

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  4. I hope you have a more boring week too. It was crazy last week. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    https://lorisbusylife.blogspot.com/

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  5. My grandparents met at a dance, too! My grandma's date left her alone to go talk to his friends and my grandpa moved in on her. He took her glasses off her face and cleaned them with his tie, and she told me she knew at that moment he would always take care of her and never leave her alone among strangers. She slipped him her number. My grandma -- pillar of the church and (literally) a life long Girl Scout who was a member of the Suburban Cook County Girl Scout Council when she died -- slipped a strange man her number behind her date's back! I'm still shocked.

    Saturday reminded me how much I still enjoy The Monkees.

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  6. I've gone from being a very early morning person who ran of fumes by 10pm, to being a committed night owl.
    We all seemed to have a Monkee's song that we liked a lot. They really if they will do a comeback soon?
    My brother and sister and I don't discuss politics anymore, at ALL.

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  7. Sometimes politics sneaks in to Mom's conversation, but I just refuse to engage with her in that way. She's been brainwashed by Fox News, and that's what I believe, so I gently remind her that we've agreed to disagree and change the subject. Disengage with love. I think I read that somewhere.

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